Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University on 1977-05-08
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
This source is DTS and cannot be converted to streamable mp3s.
Lossies (including stream version) removed because 5.1 channel files do not properly encode to 2 channel MP3's - the result is static.
DTS Audio 5.1: SBD (Betty Board) > Master 7" Nagra reels 1/2 track @ 7.5ips > Sony PCM501. Playback on Sony PCM 701>DAT (Digital Transfer) -- Rob Eaton DBX Decoding (Spring '99) Playback on Panasonic 4100 DAT > DB 924 D/A > Dolby 361's w/dbx K9-22 Cards > DB 124 A/D > Neve Capricorn (Digital mixing console) > DB 300S > Panasonic 4100 DAT> DAT> Digi Coax Cable > Tascam CD-RW700 > CDR (x1) > SHN (Rob Eaton remaster) AUD (Steve Maizner) > Sony ECM-990 > Sony TC-152 aud master > First Gen Reel > Played directly to hard drive > CDR > SHN; see pub comments re additional reflac version
- 2005-09-13 17:11:31
- Ithaca, NY
- This source is DTS and cannot be converted to streamable mp3s.
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Subject: this show
Subject: Row Jimmy on bad drugz
Subject: a month on the headphones and then get back to you??
the barton hall show -- for its era -- is a fine representation of the band... i just can think of literally 10 other scarlet fires that trump this one; could probably come up with a half dozen other LL->supplications that are far better...
had i, despite being 9 yo at the time, attended this show, i'd probably feel much differently... so i'll just equate this to when people try to sell me on how great the shows are w/ Hornsby [weak].
if you think this show is the band's apex you obviously haven't listened to:
8-6-82 (best LL/supplication ever)
Subject: SMILE SMILE SMILE........
Subject: actually there
Subject: Not sure if it was the "best show of '77"...
I was lucky enough to be a freshman at CU that year and even luckier to be with the Cornell Concert Committee working on the stage crew.
That afternoon, we met the GD road crew. From the start, they were a friendly and laid-back group of guys that had no problem working with us - a bunch of eager 18-20 year olds. In fact, at one point, I found myself at the top of a twenty foot scaffold helping one of the crew get the massive PA speakers in place. As the set took form and sound checks were done, we all waited anxiously for the show to begin.
The lights went out around 8pm and the crowd roared as they heard the first notes of Minglewood. That first set was certainly killer but, after admittedly getting thoroughly stoned during the intermission, I was blown away by the second set.
Starting out with a brilliant Scarlet Fire then ending the set with an awe-inspiring St. Stephen/NFA/St. Stephen/Morning Dew; it was ethereal. (No doubt my state of mind had something to do with it, but that's the point of it all, no?)
The Saturday Night encore topped off an incredible show, and I was surprised at my lack of disappointment now that the it was over. Instead, I felt satisfied, a sense of completion.
Now, with all work ahead to break down the set, I had to get back up that 20 ft. scaffold. The only problem was that I was a lot "higher" than I was the first time. But, I got plenty of encouragement from the same affable roadie I'd worked with before. "Hey, you helped me put 'em up there without a hitch; I'm sure you can get 'em down, no problem!" Working the stage ended up being almost as enjoyable as watching the show. It was surely as rewarding.
So, around 4am or so, as the last eighteen-wheeler drove away, my crew members and I went downtown to an all-night diner for breakfast, and waxed poetic (or something like that) about what we had just experienced.
As I was walking home finally to get some sleep, around 5:30am that morning it started to snow. I thought it was a perfect way to bring it all to a close. And I will never forget that day...
Subject: almost 30 years - i am so grateful!!!
i mostly remember the BEAUTIFUL music, scarlet>fire, jack straw, st. stephen>not fade away, morning dew- drinking in the beauty and energy, realizing that there truly was nothing like a dead concert, and after the show passing by the sound board and thinking how all the music i just heard went through it (and am so thankful now for the crystalline recording of this inspired performance that i can now, and do, relive regularly)- and walking out into the cold- well- just snow!! (it was a warm may upstate evening going in) and getting marooned overnight in the car with friends after driving off the side of the country road, waiting for the morning sun to show us the way back to buffalo, where i was then going to school.
playing with the idea of seeing dso in ithaca for the 30th anniversary, but in some ways the pure experience lives most clearly in my mind and the music which is available here. thanks for keeping the music alive!
Subject: Want this show???
or just send a b&p to:
make up a name
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don't know what a b&p is? check this site for info: [http://mcnichol.com/bnp] or click here
as for the review, I'd say this show is one of the best Grateful Dead shows of all time. They are on point the entire show (except Bobby, but he sucks anyway so it doesn't matter, but that's another issue entirely)...There are many who claim this show as "the best Grateful Dead show, period" but I wouldn't go so far as to say that, because it's all a matter of opinion and personal taste. I prefer Brent to Keith, so I can't agree with that claim, but I can understand where it comes from. If you don't have this show, you're missing out!
Subject: How to listen on your computer
Follow the instructions in the post above i.e. down load the flacs decode to wav and burn to CD-R. As far as I can determine the files MUST be burned to audio CD format.
If you are using only two speakers or headphones turn on TruSurroundXT in Power DVD to process multichannel to two channel surround.
This is an awesome show!!! The audio quality and surround effects are just over the top!
BURN ONE DOWN AND CRANK IT UP!
Subject: be advised:
This is from the textfile:
More On DTS
Today's audio standards are moving towards multi-channel sound, like DTS and Dolby Digital. While the Audio-CD standard (Red Book) hasn't changed to accommodate these new sound formats, it is still possible to go around the specification and to put a 5.1 surround recording on a regular Audio-CD. To play a DTS-Audio-CD you must connect your DVD/CD player via a digital cable (optical or coaxial) to your DTS Dolby-Digital receiver. It is not 100% sure that your receiver will recognize a DTS-Audio CD, so the first time you're trying to playback a DTS-Audio-CD you must do a test to determine if it can. Begin with the volume very low, start the disc and raise the volume gradually. NEVER listen to a DTS-Audio-CD through the analog audio outputs of your CD/DVD player.
Burn them the absolute same way as you would burn any normal Audio-CD from FLAC files.
If you play this DTS-Audio-CD and hear static it is b/c you didn't really read the text file, did you?